Environment Functional Recovery Group

The effects of a disaster on the natural environment may be a direct result of the disaster or through a secondary impact or flow on from the disaster response or recovery process. Impacts to the environment may include damage or loss of flora and fauna, poor air quality, reduced water quality, land degradation and contamination, or damage to heritage listed places.

Lead Agency 

Department of Environment and Science


The Environment Functional Recovery Group is chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Environment and Science.


  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water
  • Department of Resources
  • Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts
  • Local Government Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
  • Queensland Health
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority.


  • AgForce
  • Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)
  • Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)
  • Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)
  • Ergon Energy
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)
  • National Parks Association of Queensland
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) Regions Queensland
  • Queensland Conservation Council (QCC)
  • Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF)
  • Queensland Resources Council (QRC)
  • Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU)
  • River Improvement Trusts
  • Seqwater
  • SunWater
  • Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

(Last updated 26/06/2023. Source: Queensland Recovery Plan (June 2023) - Annexure C.)